The University of Texas at Austin
2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 475-7387
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of Texas (UT) has been around since 1883. Over the years, it has become rooted in Texas tradition. The longhorn mascot is a symbol that can be found across the state. UT is also known for its strong athletics program. The university campus also has the Tower, which is a landmark in the city of Austin, and which shines burnt orange in celebration of the school. The university uses a semester-based academic calendar and awards undergraduate and graduate degrees to its students. UT is ranked at No. 45 in national universities, according to U.S. News & Report.

Programs Offered

UT offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, which are pursued through their 17 colleges and schools. These schools include engineering, communication, education, fine arts, liberal arts, natural sciences, pharmacy, geosciences, business, and more. There are many majors and specializations within these fields. English, history, business administration, civil engineering, biology, and petroleum engineering are just a few of the programs available to UT students. In addition to academic programs, UT offers 650 study abroad programs that allow students to visit countries around the world. The university also has continuing education courses, academic support, and career support.


The University of Texas at Austin has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1901, and has continued to uphold the standards set in place by the accrediting body. Many of UT’s programs are accredited as well. A full list can be found on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.


Incoming freshman will apply to UT through the Texas Common Application. In addition to the application and fees, they will also submit transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, resumes, and recommendation letters. Some programs require that students take certain classes during their secondary education. There are additional requirements as well, which vary based on the major. Some may require essays, portfolios, and other documents as part of the application process. When applying to UT, it is best to check your department of interest to see all of the requirements. Deadlines for incoming freshman occur twice a year, as UT is semester-based.

To be admitted to the graduate program, students must have at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Official graduate tests are required. Admissions officers review transcripts to make sure students are academically prepared for their programs, and that they’ve fulfilled course requirements. Students must also submit letters of recommendation. There are departmental requirements as well that vary based on the field and on the degree level sought by the applicant.

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